SOLIDWORKS Elite Specialists

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation Training Agenda

Length: 2 days


SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation is used to analyse the flow and thermal affects within your designs. Determine the flow of liquids and gases internal and external of your assemblies to ensure maximum efficiency and understand whether thermal implications may cause a problem. Learn about the range of powerful animation outputs from the software that help visualise how design changes may improve your design.

Lesson 1 – Creating a SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation Project

The first lesson of this course teaches the user how to prepare and create a Flow Simulation Project using the Project Wizard. The user will apply boundary conditions and goals before running an analysis and viewing their results.

Lesson 2 – Meshing

Lesson 2 introduces the user to meshes, using mesh features and applying manual mesh controls.

Lesson 3 – Thermal Analysis

In lesson 3 the user will learn how to use the engineering database to define materials, apply heat loading to a model and create fans and perforated plates for cooling. The user will also be taught good modelling approaches to complicated geometry.

Lesson 4 – External Transient Analysis

Upon successful completion of lesson 4 the user will be able to use the Reynolds number equation to apply a velocity boundary condition to an external analysis. The user will also learn how to create a 2D plane flow analysis and will be introduced to animation techniques that will allow for visualisation of their results.

Lesson 5 – Conjugate Heat Transfer

In lesson 5 the user will learn how to create a steady state conjugate heat transfer analysis for a cold plate using a real gas. Upon completion the user will understand how to define multiple fluid regions and create temperature plots in the solid and fluid regions.

Lesson 6 – Zooming

Lesson 6 introduces using Zooming to solve complex models. The user will learn how to properly apply transferred boundary conditions.

Lesson 7 – Porous media

Lesson 7 focusses on creating a flow analysis using the porous media option. The user will be taught how to use the component control command and how to evaluate velocity profiles.

Lesson 8 – Rotating reference frames

Upon successful completion of lesson 8, the user will be able to set up rotating regions within the computation domain using two methods, ‘Averaging’ or the ‘Sliding Mesh’.

Lesson 9 – Parametric study

In lesson 9 the user will learn how to create an analysis using the parametric (optimization) study feature. In addition to this, the user will be taught how to create a quarter model using symmetry planes as well as understanding how to properly post-process parametric results.

Lesson 10 – Cavitation

Lesson 10 focusses on cavitation, showing the user how to select the cavitation flow type and how to display the results.

Lesson 11 – Relative Humidity

Lesson 11 teaches the user how to apply relative humidity as a boundary condition and how to display relative humidity results.

Lesson 12 – Particle Trajectory

In Lesson 12 the user will learn how to inject a physical particle into a flow stream, use the particle study command and finally, view the particle trajectory results.

Lesson 13 – Supersonic Flow

Upon successful completion of lesson 13 the user will be able to, create an external supersonic flow analysis, use an adaptive mesh, and create contour plots of Mach number.

Lesson 14 – FEA Load Transfer

In the final lesson of this course, the user will learn how to transfer flow results to SOLIDWORKS Simulation for stress analysis. Additionally, the user will learn how to create a SOLIDWORKS Simulation study, using results from SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation as input boundary conditions and, finally, view results in SOLIDWORKS Simulation.